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Everyone at Ocken Photography wishes you all the best, low stress and great joy during this holiday season.

Enjoy a look at our best wedding photos from 2009

… to start scheduling portraits for your custom holiday photo cards. Check out Jenn’s Portfolio on the website for ideas for your next portrait! Jenn’s Portrait Galleries

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225 590 3731 or


For Jenn and Mitsy Murphy (long time client and now a good friend), the connection at the beach yesterday was a serendipitous turn of events! The day started with a “Hey, how are you doing?” phone message from Jenn. Mitsy called back to reschedule their lunch plans for Jenn’s birthday because the whole family went to the beach on a spontaneous get-away! Coincidently, Jenn was on her way to the exact same beach… with cameras in hand (as always). Mitsy was floored. What are the odds? And like Jenn and her cameras, Mitsy had packed all her white shirts, khaki pants for boys, and her daughter’s sweet summer dress.  So, after Jenn’s scheduled appointment she headed over to make some wonderful pictures of the Murphys.

“Every day I am reminded of how sweet life is,” says Jenn.”This was a perfect unexpected evening with good friends.”


Growing Up!

Jenn says thanks to Lani, Nick, and Lawson for allowing her to visit and document the now 9-month-old Lawson in the comfort of his own home. Jenn was blessed to be one of the first people to meet Lawson when he was born last September in Baton Rouge. She documented him at just one day old in the hospital.

“It is wonderful to watch children grow up,” says Jenn.



Joy and Scott’s wedding was just amazing at White Oaks Plantation. Check out how we can capture the details of the day, even as your story unfolds. The flowers and decor in these photos was designed by Fleur Du Jour in Baton Rouge, LA.


Brad and Kristen

Thanks so much to Brad and Kristen for taking your Sunday afternoon and running around Baton Rouge with me to capture your engagement portraits. I am super excited for your wedding in October!!



“Jenn! It was such a lovely day and Lucas told me again that he likes you and
never wants to do his pictures ‘on the inside’ again. : )  I’ve never been
more excited to see the pictures — but I’m having fun imagining them in the
– Lani Laugar


Jenn Ocken’s The Fine Art of Life show will be on display at Tsunami in Baton Rouge throughout the summer! The show opened on June 2nd, and we had a great time celebrating good art and good friends.


This week Jenn traveled up to Chicago to photograph a wedding at the Ivy Room and on her way she was stopped by the Wrecking Crew! It is always great to see good friends. She photographed the 2 Man Wrecking Crew — Cedric Burnside and Lightnin’ Malcolm — during her May Midwest tour.
Cedric Burnside & Lighnin’ Malcolm – Holly Springs, MS
2009 © Jenn Ocken Photography

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Just a reminder!!

Your favorite family and child portrait photographer is coming soon
to a city near you. Contact her now to reserve your portrait session!

Memphis: May 18 to 19 and May 26 to 27
Chicago: May 20 to 25

Contact Jenn to schedule:

From Shannon in an email to Jenn:

“I can’t thank you and Bob enough for working with us so quickly on this. We love the outcome of both the photo shoot and the Save the Date cards more than we could have imagined. You two are brilliant.”



Your favorite family and children’s portrait photographer is coming soon
to a city near you. Contact her now to reserve your portrait session!

Memphis: May 17 to 19 and May 26 to 28
Chicago: May 20 to 25

*only one Saturday appointment in Chicago is available: May 23 at 8:00 am
Call Jenn to schedule: 312.498.0407